Lost items on the beach waiting to be claimed
The method of tracking and, or holding lost items by Sarasota County is dependent on the particular beach lifeguard office.
On all beaches with the exception of Siesta Beach, when an item has been brought to a lifeguard stand on the beach it may stay in that lifeguard stand/office until the end of the day.
The process on Siesta Beach is different. Due to the number of patrons who visit the beach daily the lost items tend to be greater in number.
Usually an item is turned over to a lifeguard at the lifeguard stand. If an item is not claimed by the end of the work day the lifeguards will bring the item to the Parks and Recreation Office at Siesta Beach.
The Parks and Recreation staff will inventory the lost item and store it according to date. There it waits until claimed.
For information about lost items contact Sarasota County Lifeguard Operations at 941-861-5000.